Written by Matthew Cole Kelly
Set in 1800’s frontier America, this fast-moving and highly theatrical black comedy examines a small-town community as it gets wrapped up in a religious furore.
“…clever, humorous and full of heart… A rich theatrical experience with plenty of laughs… explores profound ideas of life and death with a playful touch … pure theatre.” – Irish Independent
Jonah Hahn is the only doctor for 300 miles around but the religious ban on cutting up dead bodies holds back his medical understanding.
When his darling wife Sally gets sick and people in town start dying, Jonah has to reconsider but his secret escapades have unexpected consequences for the whole town, including his faith-questioning daughter, a struggling pastor, an unlikely sheriff, an heiress, a drunkard and a harlot.
Featuring ghosts, grave-digging and con-artistry, this hilarious tale of faith and knowledge, of grief and solace, of promises and lies, examines the battle between science and religion (even after death …)
Written by : Matthew Cole Kelly
Directed by : Anna Nugent
Set Design by : Jenny Owens
Costume Design by : Tara McKeever
Sound Design by : Owen Day-Jones, based on original soundscape by Max Bley & Leon Henry
Megan Day as Lafayette
Darina Gallagher as Sally
Maureen O’Connell as Phoebe
Paul Nugent as Jonah
David Ryan as Pastor Price
Mark Tankersley as Erasmus
Kathleen Warner Yeates as Isadora
Helena White as Melinda
Running time : 100mins
Age Suitability 12 +